Umar Nurmagomedov named newborn after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, doesn’t want his son to become an MMA fighter


Umar Nurmagomedov honored his uncle, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father, Abdulmanap, by giving the same name to his newborn son.

The bantamweight prospect won a unanimous decision over Nate Maness at the recently concluded UFC Vegas 57 event. At the post-fight press conference, Nurmagomedov was asked about the reasoning behind naming his child after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father and what it meant to him. The 26-year-old replied:

“My father chose that name. He said, ‘I’m going to name it after my uncle, Abdulmanap.'”

While his son will bear the same name as his mentor, Nurmagomedov does not foresee his son following in his footsteps and entering the world of combat. The bantamweight fighter has made it clear that he wants his son to follow a different route:

“I really hope my son never comes to mixed martial arts like this. But even if he wants to, I don’t want to welcome him. I hope he will be like Doctor, Engineer because that’s very difficult.”

Check out Umar Nurmagomedov’s interaction with the media during the UFC Vegas 57 post-fight presser below:

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Umar Nurmagomedov’s son was born just two days before his triumph at UFC Vegas 57. Although the bantamweight couldn’t be there due to the timing of his fight, he can now throw a bigger party at his return home.

With his latest victory, Umar Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 15-0, 14 wins short of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s perfect 29-0.

Mateusz Gamrot details his interaction with Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC Vegas 57 win

Khabib Nurmagomedov was at UFC Vegas 57 to corner Umar Nurmagomedov in his fight against Nate Maness. The Dagestan star decided to stay back and attend the main event between Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan.

After Gamrot’s hard-fought victory over Tsarukyan, Khabib Nurmagomedov was seen enjoying a moment with ‘Gamer’ in the arena.

At the post-fight press conference, Gamrot revealed that “The Eagle” congratulated him on the big win and insisted he see him fight Islam Makhachev down the line. Here’s what ‘Gamer’ had to say about his conversation with the former lightweight champion:

“Khabib said to me: ‘Congratulations on your fight. You are a nice guy. For sure in the future you will meet Islam [Makhachev] in a fight.'”

Watch Mateusz Gamrot detail his interaction with Khabib Nurmagomedov below:

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During the interview, Gamrot revealed that he is backing Islam Makhachev to beat Charles Oliveira in a potential lightweight title fight. The Polish fighter also said he plans to beat Justin Gaethje before facing Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev is expected to face Charles Oliveira for the vacant 155-pound title, but that has yet to be made official.

Edited by John Cunningham

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